Aged care win for Bracken House

Aged care win for Bracken House

Daily Liberal, Issue: 8 November 2014

Architect Paul Huxtable, from Allen Jack+Cottier described the project as a significant one and an opportunity for Bracken House to become a leader in aged care.

Aged care in Dubbo has received a massive boost with Bracken House announcing an $8 million expansion that will create an extra 20 beds and create as many as 20 additional part-time jobs.

Construction is expected to get under way in a week and will be completed in three stages and once completed, will ensure Bracken House is a state-of-the-art aged care facility, with 73 beds.

United Protestant Association district manager Megan Whitney said it was a landmark day for staff and residents of Bracken House.

“We’ve got eight additional beds on the special needs unit and 12 additional beds in our general hostel, as well as a big internal fit out to cater for the additional residents and upgrading so we are up with the best,”

“This has been in the planning for a good five years and finally happening so it’s a very exciting day for us.”

Stage one of the project will consist of the construction of the eight extra special needs beds and is expected to take 20 weeks. Stage two will be the internal fit-out of Bracken House, before the completion of the 12 additional general beds. A house owned by Bracken House at the front of the grounds will also be demolished to aid in the construction.

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